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February 2005 Volume: 22 Number: 2
Issue: February 2005
Volume: 22 Number: 2
Vantage Point
» More than a slogan
» Death by tsunami or 114 years
» The 10 0'clock question
» Retracing Paul's steps
Prayer & Praise
» Prayer requests
Territorial News
» Watson family holds reunion
» 'What God wants'
» Called by God
» Making 'A World of Difference'
» SONday'SCOOL® frontline reports
» 'Music check'
World News
» 'World family' responds to tsunamis
Overseas Reports
» 'Great excitement, enthusiasm, and joy'
» Major Pamela McKee honored
» Transformed
» New homes for Grenada
Around the Territory
» Snapshots
» The Salvation Army and Verizon
Promoted to Glory
» Mrs. Major Vivian Mae Beck
» Mrs. Brigadier Alice Craytor
» Major David Allen MacLean
» Major Frederick Paul Trask
» Brigadier Ruth Mabel Lindberg
» Mrs. Brigadier Doris Hill
» Major George Howard Wickens
Expression of Thanks
» Thanks
 
 
Major Frederick Paul Trask
(January 31, 1944–December 4, 2004)
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Major Frederick Paul Trask was unexpectedly promoted to Glory near Morristown, N.J.

Frederick Trask was born in Troy, N.Y., to Salvation Army officers John and Anne Trask. He accepted God's call to officership at a 1958 Territorial Corps Cadet Congress in New York City. After brief service in the U.S. Navy, Trask entered the School for Officer Training in New York City in 1966 and was commissioned in 1968 as a member of the Messengers of the Faith session.

Trask served briefly at the New Brunswick, N.J., Corps, before marrying Lieutenant Naomi Muir in 1969. Appointments followed to corps in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. In 1985 Trask was appointed to the Singapore and Malaysia Command as Youth & Candidates' officer. His last appointment before retiring in 2001 was as corps officer in Paterson, N.J. In retirement, he served as the Army's service extension field representative and community outreach coordinator in New Jersey.

Frederick Trask was outgoing and friendly, and showed an abiding interest in people of all stations in life. Comrades in the New Jersey Division described him as a great public relations man with a knack for developing resources.

After 9/11, Trask involved himself in the World Trade Center relief effort, serving as the Army's liaison with the New Jersey state government and setting up the family assistance center at Liberty State Park.

He is survived by his wife, Naomi; two daughters, A. Christina Pannapacker of North Hills, Pa., and Rebekah N. Bramer of Morrisville, Pa.; a son, F. Paul Trask of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers, Major Charles A. Trask of Ocoee, Fla., and David Trask of Lakeland, Fla.; a sister, Judy Trask of Sayreville, N.J., and three grandchildren. Messages for the family may be sent to Major Naomi R. Trask, 203 Hall Ave., Morrisville, Pa., 19067.